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Can hearing loss change with age?

Can hearing loss change with age?

Yes: Naturally one loses some hearing with the aging process. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more


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What age does hearing loss usually start?

What age does hearing loss usually start?

Hearing loss: There is no such thing as hearing loss starting at a certain age. Even elderly may not have any loss of hearing. ...Read more

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What is the term for hearing loss from age?

What is the term for hearing loss from age?

Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis. Most adults over 60 have some hearing loss. The severity and progression of hearing loss depends primarily on lifetime noise exposure and genetic traits. ...Read more

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How can hearing loss due to age be treated?

How can hearing loss due to age be treated?

Deafness: Anti-aging therapy e.g. Optimum healthy diet, treat nutritional and supplement deficiencies, treat vitamin deficiencies, do not smoke, avoid excess alcohol, avoid recreational drugs, moderate exercise. Lead an optimal healthy lifestyle. Treat any illness. See your physician regularly. ...Read more

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Can mild hearing loss (familial) become better with age?

Can mild hearing loss (familial) become better with age?

Not if neural loss: I assume the hearing loss is sensorineural in nature, in which case it is not likely to improve with time. Some familial hearing loss is conductive and may be improved with surgery in the right scenario. See an ENT MD to discuss this. ...Read more

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How can you prevent age related hearing loss?

How can you prevent age related hearing loss?

Ear protection: Most hearing loss can be prevented by hearing ear plugs when exposed to loud noises or keeping the volume down while listening to music while wearing headphones. If you cannot carry on a conversation while listening to your earphones, the noise is too loud. Your ears will thank you later. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss with age supposed to be different than vision impairment?

Is hearing loss with age supposed to be different than vision impairment?

May be: Not all elderly either become visually impaired and hearing impaired. It is hard to say which one occurs first. Visual impairment may be more prevalent than hearing loss, I presume. ...Read more

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Is there a "normal' progression of Cookie Bite hearing loss? Diagnosed age 34, Mild-moderate. Realistic to think profound is in my future?

Is there a "normal' progression of Cookie Bite hearing loss? Diagnosed age 34, Mild-moderate. Realistic to think profound is in my future?

Cookie bite: hearing loss can occur in a whole host of inherited conditions. More needs to be known about your specific case to predict the future. I suggest you consult with a specialist and have some genetic testing done. ...Read more

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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more

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My mom now 90 had hearing loss at young age but could hear a little and used hearing aid for 20 years now she has suddenly lost all her hearing why?

My mom now 90 had hearing loss at young age but could hear a little and used hearing aid for 20 years now she has suddenly lost all her hearing why?

Few things...: She might have an wax impaction in the ear canal - which can happen with hearing aids. Usually sudden hearing loss is from trauma, sudden loud noise or rupture of the ear drum. I'd get this checked out by her doc - they'll do an exam looking for wax impaction, eval the ear drum and likely do a hearing test. Good luck! ...Read more

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How common is it to get vision loss (pvd, cataracts) and hearing loss at the same age?

How common is it to get vision loss (pvd, cataracts) and hearing loss at the same age?

Very: Between the ages of 70 and 75 most people lose hearing neurons and balance neurons. This is also when cataracts become problematic. ...Read more

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How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

By having an exam: An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or finding a way to reverse or slow these loss processes. Quality of life is very valuable and unnecessary decreases are tragic. Find out it there's reason to make improvements. Best! ...Read more

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Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?

Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?

Becoming a senior: These changes in signal in the white matter are believed to be due to small vessels losing their flow. This is a finding in older or senior citizens. It remains to be seen if they amount to anything as we age ...Read more

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My 2 year old has poor balance due to hearing loss in 1 ear. Will ot help correct this and at what age did you start ot?

My 2 year old has poor balance due to hearing loss in 1 ear. Will ot help correct this and at what age did you start ot?

Balance: It can help and could be started even at this age. Has your baby had comprehensive neuro evaluation to make sure no other causes for the balance issues. ...Read more

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Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus. But I'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?

Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus. But I'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?

Neuroma: Yes. But they are quite uncommon, occurring between 1 and 3 people per 100, 000 in the general population. Also less likely if the hearing loss and tinnitus are in both ears. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of hearing loss?

What are signs of hearing loss?

Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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How could you fake a hearing loss?

Malingering: Faking medical symptoms for some sort of gain is known as malingering. Most doctors would not want to support that effort. ...Read more

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Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

No: As annoying as it might be, I have not heard or read hearing loss that resulted from barking of a dog. ...Read more

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What is noise induced hearing loss?

What is noise induced hearing loss?

Like it sounds: Hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, assessed by both intensity and duration of exposure, is defined as noise induced. It may be noise in a workplace, military service, recreational, etc. In some cases, it may not be permanent. ...Read more

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How to cope with total hearing loss?

Coclear implant: If both ears are severely deafened, a cochlear implant can restore your hearing. If one ear is totally lost and the contra lateral ear is within normal limits, a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) can also be considered. ...Read more

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How can I cure partial hearing loss?

How can I cure partial hearing loss?

Hearing loss: First we need to find out what is the cause of this loss of hearing. Some are curable such as wax, fur uncle, osteomas, ear drum perforations etc. Some like sensorineural hearing loss cannot be cured but can be helped. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hearing loss?

Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden hearing loss?

What would cause sudden hearing loss?

May be simple: May be related to something as simple as ear wax impact ion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hearing loss?

Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more

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What are some names for hearing loss?

What are some names for hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve (8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more